|Prohibition: Then and Now - Shaping San Francisco|
A Shaping San Francisco talk held on January 13, 2010: Comparing the alcohol Prohibition of the 1920s-30s to the contemporary prohibition on marijuana. With Dick Boyd, author of "Broadway, North Beach, The Golden Years: A Saloon Keeper's Tales" and former owner of Pierre's, a bar in North Beach from 1960-65, Sean Lavon Nash, and Michael Whitson, a marijuana prohibition expert.
Keywords: prohibition; alcohol; temperance; drugs; marijuana; pot; medical marijuana; medicalization; legalization; decriminalization; cultural practices; racism
|Upton Sinclair/End Poverty in California - Shaping San Francisco|
Lauren Coodley’s new biography of Sinclair dubs him a “California Socialist, Celebrity Intellectual”. She sheds light on his remarkable life as the writer who exposed the meatpacking industry in The Jungle, the depradations of the oil industry, the wrongful prosecutions of Sacco and Vanzetti as well as the Wobblies, but Coodley reveals a previously under-appreciated side of Sinclair: his feminism. Jay Martin joins the discussion to focus on Sinclair’s momentous 1934 California guberna...
Keywords: Upton Sinclair; feminism; EPIC; End Poverty in California; 1934 Governor's race; California politics; suffrage; temperance; prohibition